Crawford County dog registration information announced


Staff report



Crawford County’s dog registration program was slated to open Dec. 1.

The County Auditor’s Office has mailed over five thousand dog and kennel registration applications to individuals who currently own a dog or have a kennel in Crawford County.

“Anyone who owns a dog or has a kennel is required to purchase a license by February 1, 2016,” Crawford County Auditor Jean Wolfe said.

Ohio law was recently changed to allow dog owners the option of purchasing either a one-year license, a three-year license, or dog owners may purchase a permanent dog license. The Board of County Commissioners establish the dog license fees annually, and for 2016 the cost of these licenses will be:

• One-year license – $16

• Three-year license – $48

• Permanent license – $160

“Dog owners should be aware that Ohio law does not allow the County Auditor’s Office to refund dog license fees. As such, if a dog owner purchases a three-year or permanent license and something happens to the dog, the County Auditor is without legal authority to refund dog owners the license fee paid” said County Auditor Joan Wolfe.

Dog owners purchasing a single year license may do so by utilizing one of the methods listed below:

I. By returning the registration forrn, along with the appropriate payment via U.S. Mail;

2. By visiting the County Auditor’s Office between 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday,

3. Via the Intemet at www.doglÄgenES.us/oWcrawford

4. By going to one of the designated satellite agencies listed below

Dog owners purchasing a three-year or permanent license, or that require a renewal of a kennel license, may do so by utilizing one of the methods listed below:

I. By returning the registration form, along with the appropriate payment via U.S. Mail;

2. By visiting the County Auditor’s Office between 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday,

3. Via the Internet at www.doglicenses.us/oh/crawford

The on-line licensing service will bc available from December 1 through Febmary 1 st and requires payment using a credit card. Dog owners utilizing the on-line dog licensing service will be charged a convenience fee, by the company providing the program, of $2.25 for an annual license, $3.75 for a three-year license, $9.75 for a pennanent license, and $5.75 for a kennel license.

One year licenses are sold at the following locations between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1

Crawford County Humane Society

3590 St Rt 98

Bucyrus, OH 44820

419-562-9149

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.; 10-5 Sat. 10-4 closed Wednesday and Sunday

Horizon Animal Hospital

933 Bucyrus Rd.

Galion, OH 44833

419-468-2169

Hours: Monday 8-7, Wednesday 8-8, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8-6

The Crestline Advocate

312 N Seltzer St

Crestline, OH 44827

419-683-3355

Hours: Monday- Friday 8-5

New Washington Herald

625 S. Kibler St.

New Washington, Ohio 44854

419492-2133

Hours: Monday-Friday

Each satellite agency charges an administrative fee of seventy-five cents for each registration form processed.

In order to avoid additional penalties or fees, County Auditor Joan Wolfe encourages dog owners to purchase their licenses prior to the Feb. 1, 2016 deadline.

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